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  • South Dakota corn and soybean harvest 5% done

    South Dakota farmers made some harvest progress last week. The USDA says as of Sunday, five percent of both the soybean and corn acreage has been harvested, up slightly from their five-year […]

  • Missouri crops progress as harvest continues

    The USDA says cooler and dryer than normal conditions in the state last week allowed most crop conditions to improve slightly.            Missouri’s corn crop is rated 76 percent […]

  • Corn standability issues in NE Missouri

    Harvest has begun in northeast Missouri but there are some stalk quality issues. Jody Foutch, Technical Agronomist with Dekalb Asgrow, tells Brownfield a lot of corn was planted in that region in […]

  • 5% of Indiana corn, 4% of soybeans harvested

    The USDA says that dry conditions pushed crops toward maturity and aided early row crop progress in Indiana last week. As of Sunday, corn harvest for grain was five percent and soybean harvest was […]

  • Perdue defends MFP payments after GAO report

    Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue stands by his word that Midwest farmers received their fair share of money through the Market Facilitation Program. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office […]

  • Stabenow says there needs to be more accountability on CCC spending

    The Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee says there’s no reason USDA should run out of Commodity Credit Corporation funds with October farm bill program payments and COVID-19 assistance. […]

  • Harvest progress continues in Arkansas

    Rice, soybean, and corn harvests in Arkansas continue at a steady pace.  Rice is 44 percent harvested with 92 percent of the crop mature and 61 percent rated good to excellent.  Cotton harvest is 1 […]

  • Tennessee corn, soybean, and cotton harvests underway

    Corn and soybean harvests continue, and cotton harvest is underway.  Corn harvest is 27 percent complete and soybean harvest is 2 percent complete.  Seventy-four percent of soybeans are rated good […]

  • Nebraska’s harvest is off and running

    Photo credit: UNL Cropwatch Nebraska’s corn and soybean harvests picked up some steam last week. The harvest percentage for both crops was at ten percent as of Sunday. Sorghum harvest was at two […]

  • Soybean and corn harvest underway in Minnesota

    Soybean harvest is underway with scattered reports of corn for grain harvest across southern Minnesota.  The latest weekly crop report from USDA says as of Sunday, seven percent of the state’s […]

  • Cool Michigan temps bring first hard frost

    Michigan crops faced their first frost of the season last week and some farmers are reporting crop damage. The U.S. Drought Monitor has left abnormally dry condition ratings unchanged at 18 percent. […]

  • Grains, oilseeds down on profit taking, higher dollar

    Soybeans were sharply lower on profit taking and technical selling. Most near-term forecasts look warm and dry, which should help early harvest activity, and the broader markets were very bearish for […]

  • Broader markets pressure cattle, hog futures to start the week

    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed lower on profit-taking and broader market pressure.  Feeder cattle were mostly lower on the same factors.  October live cattle closed $.65 […]

  • Wisconsin corn for silage harvest advances

    Most Wisconsin farmers were able to accomplish plenty of fieldwork last week with an average of more than 6 days available across the state. Frost was reported in central and northern Wisconsin, […]

  • Analyst concerned about volatile interest rates

    A market analyst is concerned about how interest rate volatility could impact farming operations. Elaine Kub says she expects the Dollar to remain weak during the COVID-19 pandemic, which benefits […]

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